Helldivers: Super-Earth Ultimate Edition Review | Power Up Gaming
It used to be a running joke back in the late 80s and early 90s that video game box art had little to do with the actual game’s content. Mega Man, Pac-Man, and Golden Axe - to name but a few – presented a level of emotion, mischief, and heroics in their box art that didn't fully translate into actual gameplay and emergent story telling. The box art for Helldivers: Super-Earth Ultimate Edition, however, tells a more reflective narrative: four Helldivers, completely surrounded by jagged and fearsome giant insects, are hopelessly overwhelmed proving their desperate defensive attempts futile. This is every bit the experience that Helldivers delivers. Helldivers exists in a meta galactic conflict where each player is concerned with little else than their communal effort to defend Super-Earth (it’s Earth, but super) against three interstellar threats: the Bugs, the “Illuminates”, and the Cyborgs. This all takes place in the Galactic Campaign, a war in which is tracked on every player’s map